Annapolis, MD (July 30, 2006) - Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced that crews will remain at the scene of a 42-inch water main break, located on Marley Neck Blvd. in Glen Burnie.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29 a leak in the 42-inch water main was identified somewhere in the vicinity of Marley Neck Boulevard and B & A Boulevard. At that time, water pressure was affected in all areas north of Route 100 and East of 97 to include; Glen Brunie, Parts of Orchard Beach, Riviera Beach and Marley Neck. Later that same night at approximately 10:15 p.m., the leak was isolated between Marley Neck Blvd. and Howard Road.
While water pressure is slowly rising in the affected area, there is no estimate when the water pressure will be up to full capacity. The damaged water main is located 15 feet below the surface and crews must break through the roadway before reaching the line.
In the meantime, The Department of Public Works is redirecting water flow to the affected areas, and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department has increased tankers in the area and relocated some resources to the affected area to ensure public safety needs are met.
The forecasted heat wave combined with the significant water main break, is resulting in a plea from County Executive Owens, for County residents to critically conserve water.
“We must pull together to help conserve water,” said County Executive Owens. “ It is crucial that we all do what’s necessary to help the residents impacted by the loss of water pressure.”